…except where white people are concerned, of course. Then it’s racism. But it’s OK if all the other races practice it.
Colin Powell has made it official:
Colin Powell Backs Barack Obama
US President George W Bush’s first Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has endorsed Democratic election candidate Barack Obama for the White House.
Backing Mr Obama over John McCain, the Republican Party’s choice to succeed Mr Bush in November, he said the Democrat had the “ability to inspire”.
“All Americans… not just African-Americans” would be proud of an Obama win, he argued.
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Mr McCain said he was not surprised at his “long-time friend’s” decision.
He pointed out that other former secretaries of state had backed his own candidacy, naming them as Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Alexander Haig — all Republicans.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign announced it had raised a record monthly total of more than $150m (£86m) in September.
The total figure of $605m dwarfs the total of Mr McCain, who chose to stay within the public campaign financing system.
Hat tip: Henrik.